Kimi no Na wa.

Your Name.

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English: Your Name.
Japanese: 君の名は。


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2016
Licensors: Funimation, NYAV Post
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SchoolSchool, DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 9.011 (scored by 987498987,498 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #11
Members: 1,477,813
Favorites: 63,958


Both Kimi no Na wa and Koe no Katachi are romantic films featuring young people who are on the cusp of adulthood. They are both emotionally moving with beautiful artwork and animation. Koe no Katachi doesn't have the same supernatural element that comes with Kimi no Na wa, but it has a similar impact. However, while Koe no Katachi is appropriate for adolescent viewers, it does deal with some severe bullying and darker themes that are absent in Kimi no Na wa, so if that is something that is difficult for you, you may want to avoid this film. 
report Recommended by Karudima
Both explore the difficulties that arise from body-swapping, such as the impact on daily lives and coping with the invasiveness of it. 
report Recommended by ElanMT
It's made by the same director, who pays attention to great details in movies. Plus, that other movie's characters make cameos here. Both movies have supernatural themes, and romantic relationships developing between their poster couples. 
report Recommended by keithmaxx
Instead of being reminded of Shinkai's other FAR more melancholic/sappy offerings, watching Your Name reminded me very much of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in tone and direction. They begin as something akin to 'supernatural sit-coms' where a supernatural element is inserted into the daily lives of high school kids and fun silliness ensues. They do later switch their emphasis to drama but there's never an overwhelming sense of despair. There's also a spoilerific aspect that links Your Name with TGWLTT... but, yeah: SPOILERS.  
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Same director, similar theme of heartbreak, similar use of train metaphor of life going in different paths but always going onward. Both are beautiful artistically and I hold them both as my two favorite Makoto Shinkai films. 
report Recommended by jgaaar
Strange Phenomenal that caused by comet, and both have same victims (High school students). As long as the story progressed, the plot become deeper. Both have a great visual, Very worth to watch!! 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
If you are looking for some romance than these movies will give unforgetable memories. + the art style will teleport your jaw into the stratosphere 
report Recommended by susan00
Deeply moving, beautiful music. Both highlight the inner struggle and the influence of other people in understanding this struggle.  
report Recommended by Zerelada
Really good romance and slice-of-life stories with a mild sci-fi/fantastical twist. ReLIFE deals with more things however (the comedic elements and serious societal issues). The relationship between the two main leads is perhaps the biggest similarity. All I can say is, they are both in love and have to deal with a terrible truth somehow. 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
Both are touching movies that have to do with time travelling and changing fate. Beautiful art, entertaining and creative concepts! 
report Recommended by jamontoast
Both stories are wonderful and very exciting. You can't help but fall in love with the characters. The animations are similar and the story is moving, too. 
report Recommended by akaysi
Both Violet Evergarden and Kimi no Na wa featured realistic art and emotional scenes. 
report Recommended by The_Anonymous28
-Same Story telling styles -Amazing Soundtracks -Gorgeous animation -Emotional Stories  
report Recommended by Yanderekiss
Both are phenomenal movies that handle a beautiful romance that explores the themes of loss as well as stretches the bonds of a relationship through time and space. Haruhi is a bit more introspective and downtrodden, while Kimi no Na wa is a more upbeat movie. 
report Recommended by Rockmandash12
Are you ready for more timeline shenanigans? Steins;Gate is a more mature series than Kimi no Na wa, but both feature organic relationships between characters - both romantic and platonic - as well as a deceptively pleasant start. 
report Recommended by thechibidevil
Unexpected twists are good in making these shows have more emotional effect. Plus the characters are well developed 
report Recommended by Silver-King
Both put a lot of emphasis on relationships,how important and meaningful they are. Both movies tell you to appreciate friends,family...and enjoy your life  
report Recommended by Nagatopower
-Both are about the male protagonist trying to save the heroine from the clutches of the opposing force -Both have a similar time travel element to them -Both have a similar method of developing and presenting their characters to the audience, which sees them with obvious surface level traits that are easy for the audience to attach to 
report Recommended by thelectricow
Boht anime, The main genre is gender-bender. Boht anime is so funny story. 
report Recommended by MugennoMajo
Similar in slice of life and romance, the main characters in both deal with struggles that are more or less the same. 
report Recommended by Hiroshiru
The first 3 episodes of Bunny Girl Senpai is simply an upgrade to your name; both series are about supernatural phenomenons as well as losing memory and forgetting about someone you love. 
report Recommended by Fallen_Leaves
One day, destinies of two people changed. But not pessimism. It's way for walk to the bright future. Both have amazingly beautiful art, very nice songs, stalwart characters. Fantastic and gorgeous. Mitsuha and Rin are so adorable girls in every way. They're positive and likable. And part of symbols. They get involved unknown worlds by a certain events. Full of alienation. Especially Rin. However, they never give up. Shelter only six minutes though, little similar to Kimi no Na wa. in terms of story. You can know if you listened both songs. Because meaning of their songs are very deep. Shelter tends to it. As you can see, Shelter is  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
Cross Road basically feels like a PV for Your Name that ultimately would scrap some ideas and would end up being a different movie that it was originaly planned. 
report Recommended by Punkero
Ano Hana isn't about body-swapping like Kimi no Na wa. But what significantly makes them similar is the way the shows are extremely emotional. They both shock us with sad twists. The two shows also have similar background musics that trigger your sense of sympathy. They both also deal with superstitions involved around the main female characters. If you want to cry again, I'd strongly recommend this anime. (Plus, they have the same character designer). 
report Recommended by Rythme
Unnatural occurrences force a pair of teenagers to experience the others culture and avoid a deadly threat. 
report Recommended by Xoll
Tragedy can bring forth hope in its own way. These two animes in particular show that in their own way. Tokyo Magnitude shows how our main protagonist lives her life after the earthquake that struck Japan and caused the people to have many losses. While Kimi no Na wa shows our two main characters who wind up in great confusion when living someone else's life and also how they were able to break out of the confusion. These events bring about a huge change in these characters' lives. Changes that one, the viewer or character, will not expect. 
report Recommended by xx_iRiSU_xx
Both have the idea of "Akai Ito" (red strings of fate), that regardless of how much time has passed, if it's meant to be, it will be. 
report Recommended by artrockerisPunkd
Same productors, well it's not the same story but it has a love theme too and it's similar in some ways. I think you will like it. 
report Recommended by Klllady
They are directed by Makoto Shinkai They talk about a distant relationship and between them there's a way they can talk but always with time between them. I the two movies there are references about the sky world, the stars, and the different worlds.  
report Recommended by Geek_Boy
I recommend this movie, I mean there's no body swapping in this movie but it does the same effect to your heart as much as Kimi no Na wa does, the art and love story is similar in predicaments because someone does die in it also so it is similar in ways. But i do highly recommend this movie to people who loved the touchy feely types of anime movies like Kimi no Na wa.  
report Recommended by ebebxrats
Both Happen from Different Timelines and time travels you will enjoy this as much  
report Recommended by NNaomii
The plots in both involve the entanglement of the past and the future, with the future influencing the past and the past influencing the future.  
report Recommended by tumbirs
Both are set in a small village when a time for a local festival is approaching, and one of the main characters is a priestess that has to perform in it, both involve a kind of time travel related to the village's beliefs, and both Kimi no Na wa and Higurashi second season have the same tension and are exciting in the same way when a small group of friends is trying to prevent something from happening and getting other people to cooperate. 
report Recommended by Narushisto
-bashful main characters -unadulterated love -overcoming youthful struggles and adversity -beautiful visuals  
report Recommended by Lincompoop
If you looking for some supernatural mixed with some romance stuff, then kimi no nawa might be a good recommendation for aobuta movie, the storyline was stunning that'll surprise you. Romance giving it some sweetness along the way. 
report Recommended by ReadOneR
Things that smiliar? Supernatural things that only happen to two people and make them closer. Midori no Hibi is more silly (wtf, my right hand become a girl?) and old anime (clearly kimi no na wa is better), but you can still enjoy it especially if you already watch Kimi no Na wa and you can't forget about the movie and keep bugging you all the time and feel hopeless... The thing that Midori no Hibi do better is how the anime ends. Shinkai definetly still could learn something from Midori no Hibi 
report Recommended by dedoyxp
On the surface, these two might seem like they don't have much in common, but they have a similar core plot that aren't usually in other anime. At first, the Nagi no Asu kara starts very slow as a school slice of life with some fantasy elements, but then something unexpected happens and changes the entire dynamic, putting aside the shoujo parts and focusing on a unique plot to save a group of people. This is very close to how Kimi no Na wa presents its story, it first appears to be a cute story with a strange fantasy twist then the characters find out  read more 
report Recommended by belarathien
If they are not similar in love story, they are similar in the deep, noble feelings of the characters. Superb animation and music. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
- Time travel. - Girl, meets boy! - Generation-skipping. - Contemporary setting. - Low fantasy. Supernatural household. - Pretty visuals with lots of gloss and shininess, full of aqua, sky blue and green With more to come ...I think 
report Recommended by Lanz
The artstyle are very similar with the surrealistic drawings that draws you into the scene; very detailed. The stories deal with a normal world and another vaguely explained world. The way everything works is not put in front of you and requires you to activate your brain and think things through; maybe even doing research. The stories are very powerful and both activate emotions very easily. The biggest difference is how Clannad takes the emotions very far and toys with your heart, while Kimi no na Wa takes simple steps to trigger a lesser level of sadness. 
report Recommended by -Alians-
the art and the way the anime grip us to their world.  
report Recommended by Pastel_palette
A romantic story of two individuals who constantly miss each other and can't accomplish a regular relationship. It's about first unknown and awkward feelings. It's also shown from two respective perspectives (boy's and girl's). Two heart-warming experiences. 
report Recommended by EdgyEcchiSenpai
Character Wise they are ideal to the setting of both. The main Character(s) are perpetuated to a new part of themselves. The people around them curve to the difference and find themselves in situations of dire danger were the protagonists make mistakes. 
report Recommended by Aiaigasa
Both have much of the story taking place in the mountainous regions of Japan west of Tokyo (Kimi no Na Wa in Gifu prefecture, Summer Wars in the neighboring Nagano prefecture). In both stories we see the contrast between the modern and the traditional, both have an older woman who best personifies the traditional aspect, and in both the main male protagonist is used to life in the city and finds himself trying to bluff his way through being in this more rural, traditional setting (though the circumstances are quite different). There is also a notable similarity in the endings. 
report Recommended by mwalimu
They both involve a girl who is neither dead or alive and a boy who tries to rescue her. Both have supernatural means to influence the past or future. Both have a strong city aesthetic. Shigofumi is more grim but both have a happy ending. Shigofumi focuses more on grim happenings such as the main conflict in Kimi no Na wa rather than romance. This will probably hook you after the first episode if you enjoyed Kimi no Na wa. Shigofumi on the surface looks very dated compared to Kimi no Na wa. Don't be fooled; both are beautiful (obviously Kimi no Na wa  read more 
report Recommended by Auroroh
Yume ga Sameru made is a hypothetical movie trailer created by a group of college students. The illustrator and OC, loundraw, seems to be heavily inspired by Makoto Shinkai's work. Beautifully drawn backgrounds, fantastic audio-visual directing, and a love story tied into a supernatural phenomenon. It is only 2 minutes long, but you will surely see similarities and most importantly the huge amount of potential loundraw himself has as an animator. 
report Recommended by dotta
Both have beautiful and amazing art and visuals. 
report Recommended by 024
Both are emotional and require close attention from the viewer from beginning to end. 
report Recommended by 15_y--o_Atheist
Why would these two compare? Well the plot thickens as the story develops itself. The anime are about finding love and comfort. Both heartwarming and breathtaking. While Zero has a more dark edge to it, it still holds that you will find it refreshing and soothing to watch just like Kimi no na wa. If youve seen No Game No Life you're screaming at the end of the anime. Kimi no Na Wa also pulls out that kind of emotion.  
report Recommended by 2life
They both have beautiful love stories. It's simple, clean and well-executed. Of course, the graphics and general Kimi No Na Wa would be more detailed and well-rounded as there is an investment budget difference and one's a movie while the other is a short anime that only consists of 6 episodes. Considering these differences, it is very worthwhile sweet, romance anime.  
report Recommended by dreamchser
Ever watched Your Name and thought "Damn! If only there were more anime with such beautiful visuals and animation?". Hyouka is like eye-candy. The storyline is good, not anything extra-ordinary but the animation is next level shit.  
report Recommended by Cannynj88
The reason for why these are similar is a spoiler, but after about episode 8, Chunibyo has a similar story to the second half of Kimi no Na wa. They're also both beautiful in terms of audio and animation. 
report Recommended by ag_
Very nice tbh, I'd recommend watching it if you want to get into anime. 
report Recommended by god123321
If you experienced memorable emotions that you just can't put into words while watching either Kimi no Na wa or Clannad/Clannad: After Story, then you most likely will feel the same or very similarly with the other. If you are one to enjoy sentimental reactions, then you will love either of these. 
report Recommended by GregTheOtaku
Both movies have deep reflections about losing your homeland to a fierce nature force and the struggle that it is to recover it. In addiction, both movies portray the human relationship and how it develops in hard times: how people have to accept the way things are at the moment in order to make a change that could be a "greater good". Last but not least, both movies show how people have to try to help each other to achieve what they believe. 
report Recommended by jbw9
Both are beautifully animated and heartwarming films that have similar imagery of shooting stars and several plot simiarities, such as time-slip elemtns and the main girl cutting her hair short. Sophie and Mitsuha feel a little similar to me, as they are both very strong young women but are not quite happy with themselves and the lives they lead. 
report Recommended by TaliaMatsuo
Although Kimi no Na wa has a key supernatural element to it, and Tamako Love Story doesn't, both share a similar puppy love and beautiful art styles. Both give you good vibes about love, friendship and just life in general.  
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
Youth with big dreams in a small town. Growing up and growing apart, flittering back to those memories of the past that grow ever fainter. Art styles that find beauty in the small details of everyday life.  
report Recommended by Thedude3445
If you like the 'realistic calming' and maybe sad ending of Kimi No Na Wa, you'll like EF series too. Also the person who made the story of Kimi is the same as the one who made EF. 
report Recommended by PoDH
Both had similar aspects of finding their true love with a twist by using Time as their primary obstacle. Both are Impacting and gave a very deep meaning. The feels chart do not over shadow each other, they're equally beautiful. I don't know why people didn't thought about Millennium Actress when people watched Kimi no na wa, that's practically a more modernized version of it. 
report Recommended by Ryetz
If you like the 'realistic calming' and maybe sad ending of Kimi No Na Wa, you'll like EF series too. Also the person who made the story of Kimi is the same as the one who made EF. 
report Recommended by PoDH
Similar art style Similar storytelling Similar comedy Similar music Not similar in regards to: No romance No religious undertones Slower pace 
report Recommended by Crext
Similarities: - Main character meet someone from outside the area they live (in Kimi no Na Wa from the city or countryside / in Taifuu no Noruda from another planet). - Supernatural elements. - Beautiful artwork. [Spoiler for Kimi no Nawa below] - Both anime involve a natural disaster. - The main characters try to save everyone from the disaster (in their own way). Differences: - Taifuu no Noruda has a shorter duration. - Taifuu no Noruda's story is simple, but still has a meaning. Kimi no Na Wa is more complex which makes it more interesting. - Kimi no Na Wa has romance, while Taifuu no Noruda more into bromance. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both are concerned with the issues of globalization and the youth generation of japan. Whilst your name covers youth/grey generation, 3/11 disaster, cultural heritage/globalization, male/female, and urban/ rural. Terror in Resonance is mainly about the american big daddy and what terrorism could mean for japan. 
report Recommended by vasili101
-While Golden time has a lot more comedy you can't notice how similar the drama aspects are on both. Golden time has a lot more romance than Kimi no Na wa and i'll recommend it if you're looking for something more romantic. -Without spoiling too much, the last couple of episodes of Golden Time have a lot in common with Kimi no Na wa's ending. -If you liked one i'm sure you'll like the other.  
report Recommended by Fabi777682
These are very similar in tone and story structure, and both heavily involve celestial bodies (no spoilers) and time. Lost Song has a more fantastical setting and usage of magic, compared to Your Name.'s magical realism. Lost Song also gets a lot darker in places, but they both ultimately have happy endings.  
report Recommended by LadyStardust97
Love stories, abnormal events. Two people who help each other. If you liked Kimi no Na Wa, you will definitely like Kokosake too (viseversa too). You will absolutely feel good in the same way after watching it, or emotional. 
report Recommended by K_Cad
Both are about dreams and reality clashing with each other and interacting!! They both have a similar feel to them 
report Recommended by ZZ3IZ
both are romance they both touch your heart  
report Recommended by moon-flowers
Both are movies that describe the relationship between the boy and girl. They both have more bittersweet endings and have great storylines, and art. 
report Recommended by flarey_
Has a simular warm feeling to it and there are some simular thems like: - Living in the city vs living on the country side. - Finding out where you belong and what to do with your life. - Boy and girl in love while not seeing each other. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
In both anime male MC have save something dear even they forget about it. 
report Recommended by hunterking
The more mystical meaning of this does come close to Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo and even the character development is close to it. The art is also closer than to some of his other works. 
report Recommended by Ace19
So, I heard you like Makoto Shinkai? She and Her Cat is Shinkai's first work and contains several of his visual direction as a director and his narrating prowess as a writer. It is worth checking out to see how much he has grown to form his style back when he was animating his works all by himself. 
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